Almost all of my observations are accompanied by a sketch. The time spent sketching often reveals more detail and develops a stronger memory connection to the object. As of this writing I have over 1000 deep sky objects sketched.

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Messier 1

M1 - the Crab Nebula

Messier 2

M2

Messier 3

M3

Messier 5

M5

Messier 10

M10

Messier 12

M12

Messier 13

M13

Messier 15

M15

 

Messier 17

M17

Messier 20

M20

Messier 27

M27

Messier 33

M33

We hope someday, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations.

President Jimmy Carter, 1977


Messier 34

M34

Messier 37

M37

Messier 51

M51

Messier 57

M57

"Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable. But there it sits nevertheless, calmly licking it's chops."

H.L. Menchken

Messier 82

M82

Messier 102

M102

Mars

Mars

Comet Neat

Comet Neat 2004

"One secret of success in observing nature is the capacity to take a hint."

John Burrows